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EU foreign ministers are today to adopt the mandate, composition and financing of the bloc's mission to Georgia. (Photo: European Council)

Some EU states to hold back on Georgia mission

EU ministers will on Monday (15 September) gather in Brussels to decide the composition of the bloc's peace mission to Georgia, while a question mark remains over where exactly the EU force will be deployed.

France and Germany are expected to contribute the largest number of troops, with Berlin saying it would contribute "around one-fifth" of the 200-member mission and a French defence ministry source telling the AFP news agency that France could send around 70 people.

The UK will...

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EU foreign ministers are today to adopt the mandate, composition and financing of the bloc's mission to Georgia. (Photo: European Council)

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